The Red Cross is proud that an average of 90 cents of every dollar we spend is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need. The Red Cross is proud that an average of 90 cents of every dollar we spend is invested in delivering care and comfort to those in need.
Each year, the generous support of donors like you enables our disaster workforce— 90% volunteers—to help millions of people in the U.S.
Thanks to generous gifts from donors like you, together we make a difference!
We respond to an average of more than 60,000 disasters every year
In 2019, we served more than 8.4 million meals and snacks with our partners
In 2019, we provided more than 248,200 overnight stays in shelters with our partners
We have installed more than 2 million smoke alarms as part of our Home Fire Campaign
Every 8 minutes, someone affected by disaster is helped by donations to the Red Cross.
Even though more people hear about large disasters like wildfires and floods, the biggest disaster threat in the United States is home fires. Through the Red Cross Home Fire Campaign, we’ve been able to make a difference. Launched in 2014, we have accomplished so much: